Sleep Disorder and Receiving Social Security Disability
You may wonder what a sleep disorder is. A sleep disorder is a medical disorder of your sleep patterns. It is any difficulty that you have related to sleeping. This includes trouble staying asleep or falling asleep, excessive total sleep time, falling asleep at inappropriate times or abnormal behaviors associated with sleep.
There are more than 100 waking or sleeping disorders that have been identified. These can be grouped into 4 main categories:
Problems with staying awake
Problems with falling and staying asleep
Problems with staying on a regular sleep schedule.
Out of the over 100 sleep disorders that are divided into 4 main categories, there are 4 common sleep disorders.
Insomnia - It is often a sign or symptom of other problems. It refers to the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night. It also refers to daytime fatigue and waking up earlier than usual.
Sleep apnea - The primary sign or symptom is excessive daytime sleepiness. Some people will not admit to sleepiness but feel fatigued. Other indications of sleep apnea are snorting, snoring and gasping sounds while you sleep. The person who is sleeping with you notices these. Headaches in the morning and restless or unrefreshing sleep are also signs and symptoms.
Narcolepsy - Excessive daytime sleepiness that is relieved by naps is a sign of this sleep disorder. Other indications are loss of muscle control (cataplexy) that happens with emotion like anger or laughing, the inability to move when waking up or going to sleep (sleep paralysis), dreaming during naps and having dream-like hallucinations as you fall asleep.
Restless leg syndrome - The primary sign or symptom is an irresistible urge to move your legs shortly after going to bed, in the middle of the night when you wake up, or even when you are wide awake during the day. Twitching or "creepy-crawly" feeling in your arms, thighs, calves, or feet are symptoms. Twitching or kicking leg movements while you are asleep or awake are also indications of this sleep disorder.
You or a loved one may have a sleep disorder. Sleep disorder may be the cause of you or your loved one's disability.
If this is the case, do you need help? Do you need financial help?
Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by sleep disorder? Were you or your loved one denied?
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